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Local workers - Qualifications - Wholesale Trade

In the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), the Wholesale Trade workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Western Australia.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers qualifications
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - Wholesale Trade20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,57016.817.41,43211.212.4+138
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8288.99.39157.27.9-87
Certificate I and II Level1221.31.51881.51.6-66
Certificate III & IV Level2,11222.622.22,74121.520.9-629
Certificate Level, nfd1571.72.11881.51.6-31
No qualification4,35046.645.26,79953.452.0-2,449
Inadequately described or not stated1992.12.44703.73.8-271

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Western Australia: 17.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia: 9.3% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia: 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Western Australia: 22.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia: 2.1% No qualification, Western Australia: 45.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 16.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 8.9% Certificate I and II Level, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 22.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.7% No qualification, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 46.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - Wholesale Trade: +138 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - Wholesale Trade: -87 Certificate I and II Level, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - Wholesale Trade: -66 Certificate III & IV Level, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - Wholesale Trade: -629 Certificate Level, nfd, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - Wholesale Trade: -31 No qualification, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - Wholesale Trade: -2,449
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the Wholesale Trade in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 28.7% of the Wholesale Trade held educational qualifications, and 46.6% had no qualifications, compared with 30.3% and 45.2% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Wholesale Trade workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (46.6% compared to 45.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (22.6% compared to 22.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.8% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.9% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Wholesale Trade workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-2,449 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-629 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+138 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (-87 local workers)

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